SEVERE weather warnings have been issued across the UK for snow and ice this week.
According to forecasters, Brits should expect travel chaos with delays predicted on both roads and railways because of the frosty and icy weather conditions.
BRITS are facing a chilly start to the week with severe weather warnings issued for snow and ice
The Met Office has advised that tonight is set to be “very windy” with severe gales forecast around western coastal areas.
Heavy rain will also be arriving in the west later on this evening, moving across the rest of the UK overnight.
Severe yellow warnings for snow and ice are in place for Wales, the Midlands, northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
On Sunday, Britain woke up to a blanket of snow – and more of the white stuff is expected today in certain regions.
Strong winds are also expected to make an appearance, with gusts reaching speeds of 60mph expected to hit southern England today and may cause some travel disruption.
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A photographer was nearly swept out to sea while trying to take a picture of Sunday’s dramatic weather conditions.
The man was sent flying after 70mph winds swept him off his feet in Gorleston, Norfolk.
Ambulance crews arrived and gave him first-aid on the spot before wrapping him in a foil blanket and taking him to hospital.
It will feel colder across the whole country as Arctic air blasts in, sending temperatures tumbling to meagre highs of just 11C.
Tuesday will be cold and rainy with severe gales on coastal areas and high grounds with speeds up to 75mph with Northern Ireland and the Republic the worst affected.
Those gale force winds and rain will continue as they move across England and Wales affecting most parts on Wednesday.
Parts of London have also today seen some rain and hail.
Severe yellow weather warnings for snow and ice are in place around the UK today
There is set to be snow cover in Scotland and northern England today, according to weather forecasters
SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS
Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for Northern Ireland on Tuesday due to the gales which then covers most of England as well on Wednesday.
Once again gale force winds are expected with speeds of up to 75mph on coastal areas as well as the hills and high ground.
A jet stream from the Atlantic is driving the wintry weather causing problems for thousands.
While northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will get snow and ice across many parts, southern Wales and England will get blasted by strong winds.
In the South, there will be delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport, and bus and train journeys could take longer.
The Met Office also warns of short-term power loss and for coastal areas to be affected by spray and large waves.
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Elsewhere will be hit with snow and ice and the Met Office warns of travelling on icy roads and of injuries from slipping.
Met Office forecaster Jon Snow told Sun Online: “Temperatures may not reach higher than 10C in the south, and it will feel particularly cold in the north.”
In addition to snow, winds are due to pick up on Monday night as well, mainly around Northern Ireland and western Scotland with speeds mostly around 40-50mph at their peak.
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